Our Picks for Indie Grits 2019

13th Annual
INDIE GRITS FESTIVAL 2019
THURSDAY March 28th-SUNDAY March 31st
Columbia, SC
Indie Grits is a 4-day event celebrating the visionary and experimental culture of the Southeast through film, art, music, and bits in Columbia, SC. In partnership with the Nickelodeon Theatre. Festival passes are available or tickets for films can be bought individually.  #IndieGrits2019

Carolina Peace’s Indie Grits Picks for 2019…

THE UNAFRAID
THURSDAY March 28th, 4PM
Nickelodeon Theatre
1607 Main St. Columbia, SC 29201
Shot over a period of four years, this observational documentary feature follows Alejandro, Silvia, and Aldo, three DACA recipients for whom attending college in their home state of Georgia is all but impossible, given the government’s refusal to grant them entry or offer in-state tuition. Rather than giving in, the three students deftly navigate the political maelstrom that surrounds them, not only fighting for their own rights but for the rights of their families and their communities as well. Film by Heather Courtney & Anayansi Prado, Los Angeles, CA. Running time: 87 min.
$6 Student/ $8 Nick Member/ $11 General Admission
More info/Reserve Tickets:
http://indiegrits.org/festival/film/features/the-unafraid/

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RESILIENCE Short Films Block
FRIDAY March 29th 1:30PM
SATURDAY March 30th 7PM
Nickelodeon Theatre
1607 Main St. Columbia, SC 29201
The figures that populate these documentary shorts refuse to be confined, or defined, by their oppression. If anything, the challenges they’ve faced are an opportunity. An opportunity to embrace, without reservation, who they are and what they believe. Gun control advocates, sanctuary-seekers, the wrongfully imprisoned: these courageous individuals mine painful pasts and contemplate uncertain futures, but remain steadfast in their resolve to resist at any cost.
$6 Student/ $8 Nick Member/ $11 General Admission
More about the shorts/ Reserve Tickets:
http://indiegrits.org/festival/film/shorts/resilience/

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LUMPKIN, GA
FRIDAY March 29th 6:30PM
This timely documentary feature–a lyrical exploration of indifference and isolation in today’s divided political climate–zeroes in on a poverty-stricken community in rural Georgia that plays host to one of America’s largest immigrant detention centers.
Screened with Walker’s (12 min) and Uniontown (16 min)
More info/Reserve Tickets:
http://indiegrits.org/festival/film/features/lumpkin-ga/

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AMERICA FIRST: THE LEGACY OF AN IMMIGRATION RAID
SATURDAY March 30th 1PM
Nickelodeon Theatre
1607 Main St. Columbia, SC 29201
It’s been a decade since Postville, Iowa suffered the largest immigration raid at a worksite in US history–389 immigrants were arrested in the biggest kosher meatpacking plant in the country. This documentary feature sheds light on the repercussions of such massive raids. America First marks the return of Indie Grits alum Andrea Patiño Contreras to this year’s festival. Film by Andrea Patiño Contreras & Almudena Toral, Miami, FL. Running Time 39 min. Screened with Gutk’odau (Yellow) (8 min) and A Line Birds Cannot See (9 min).
$6 Student/ $8 Nick Member/ $11 General Admission
http://indiegrits.org/festival/film/features/america-first-the-legacy-of-an-immigration-raid/

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SILENCE SAM (FINE CUT SCREENING)
SATURDAY March 30th 3PM
Richland Library, 2nd Floor Theatre
1431 Assembly St Columbia, SC 29201
Since its dedication in 1913, students, staff, faculty, and community members at UNC have advocated for the removal of Confederate monument Silent Sam, standing at the entrance of campus. Silence Sam, a documentary short produced by students of UNC’s School of Media and Journalism, follows the most recent student-led movement to remove the statue, as well as their silencing by university administrators. Jeremiah Rhodes & Courtney Staton, Chapel Hill, NC. Running time: 40 min. Followed by free Impact Producer Workshop.
FREE SCREENING.
More Info: http://indiegrits.org/silence-sam/

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JADDOLAND
SUNDAY March 312st 3PM
Nickelodeon Theatre
1607 Main St. Columbia, SC 29201
In this vivid, wistful documentary portrait, filmmaker Nadia Shihab returns to her hometown in the Texas panhandle to visit her mother, an artist from Iraq; her mother’s increasingly isolated life–and dynamic creative process–become the object of her attention. Soon, Shihab’s grandfather arrives from Iraq, prompting a deeper engagement with questions of place, migration, and the spaces we call home. Documentary Film by Nadia Shihab, Oakland, CA. Running Time: 90 min.
$6 Student/ $8 Nick Member/ $11 General Admission
More Info/Reserve Ticket:
http://indiegrits.org/festival/film/features/jaddoland/

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